Green rooibos is harvested from the same South African plant as the traditional red rooibos but is processed differently. Whereas the red rooibos leaves are bruised and oxidized, the green rooibos leaves are specially treated to prevent oxidation, leaving them closer to their natural state. The resulting brew is lighter-bodied, less citric-piney than red rooibos and delivers a woody-grassy cup with natural sweetness and fruit notes. This natural sweetness and low tannin content ensure a smooth, never bitter brew that requires little if any, sweetener. Like red rooibos, it is also naturally caffeine-free and great plain or flavored, hot or iced for anytime enjoyment.
Herbal Tea | No caffeine | Steep at 212° for 5 minutes.
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
15 full leaf pyramids
Fresh From Origin
Caffeine-free and loaded with antioxidants (the good guys that fight disease) and health-giving minerals, Green Rooibos (roy-buss) is a light-bodied herbal perfect any time of the day. Naturally sweet, it is smooth and has a soft grassy taste. First developed in 1995 by South Africa’s Agricultural Research Council, Infruitect, green rooibos is not oxidized so its natural chlorophyll remains intact. Green rooibos, the unoxidized form of the Aspalathus Linearis) grown only in South Africa near Cape Town, and is suitable for children, adults, and the elderly. It marries well with a variety of flavorings, and brewing is easy and forgiving.
Raw Honey for Rooibos
This dark rich honey adds a playful floral sweetness to the fruity notes of rooibos and honeybush.
honey for rooibos & honeybush
Part of green rooibos teas sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
green rooibos blueberry, green rooibos bonita, green rooibos key west, green rooibos
green rooibos teas
will make 40 cups
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What is the rooibos treated with to prevent oxidation?
Asked by Sarah Penick
on July 19th, 2021
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